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Volume 5, January 2013
Terms of Use, Copyright, and Publisher Information
Wholesale Supplies Plus is pleased to offer this publication
to better educate and inform our customers on trends, best
practices, products, inspiration, recipes, and much more!
Stay tuned each month for a new installment themed for
the appropriate season to give you the inspiration and
information you need to make your business as successful
as possible!
Founder/Editor-in-Chief
Debbie May
Managing Editor
Kacey Shapiro
Recipe Photographer
Marissa Tabory
Published by Burning River Books
Disclaimer
All attempts are made to provide accurate,
truthful information in the educational articles,
recipes and other information provided within this
publication. However, the publisher and editors of
Handmade assume no responsibility for injuries or
loss incurred by anyone utilizing the information
within this publication.
WSP Recipe Authors
Sue Braun
Hanna Ketchum
Leah Pischieri
Cayla Theodore
Contributing Writers
Marla Bosworth
Stephanie Taylor Christensen
Allison Kontur
Geoff Michael
Debbie May
Marcia Passos Duffy
Marla Tabaka
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Around the Water Cooler
This past December was a busy one for Wholesale Supplies Plus! We
all worked incredibly hard to maintain turnaround times and get your
orders out with the timeliness you are used to from our company. That
meant some long hours, weekend work, and even some help from the
front office staff to keep us on track.
Thanks to this extra effort, we were able to get out all of the scheduled
orders before we left for our Christmas break and came back full force
after a few days off to get out what we could before the New Year’s
holiday! We know how important it is to get your supplies on time and
were happy to get as many staffers on the job as possible. In early
December, we had as many available front office employees in the back
that we could spare. Their extra hands helped to make that extremely
busy week manageable.
Leah from Customer Service rocking safety
goggles while helping to fill your orders!
As always, however, the real stars were our warehouse staff. They put in
the extra hours and days to ensure your orders were in your hands when
you needed them. This whole holiday season has been wonderfully busy
and without this dedicated group of employees, we couldn’t have made
it happen. We hope that this extra effort was felt by our customers and
helped to make your holiday season that much better!
Employee Trivia
As we got our first blizzard of the year here in Northeast Ohio over the holiday break, we wanted to share
with you how we at Wholesale Supplies Plus enjoy the winter. Check out a few of our answers below!
What is your favorite wintry comfort food?
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Anything that can be delivered. - Steve S.
Homemade Mac & Cheese - Sue B., Leah P. & Anne B.
Polish homemade nut roll & pirogies - Karen S.
Soup or Chili - Rita C., Cayla T., Kathy C. & Kacey S.
What is your favorite winter activity?
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Snow Tubing - Hanna K.
Shopping - Rita C.
Boarding an airplane headed to warm weather - Anne B.
Walking at night while it’s snowing - Renee T.
How do you spend the day if you’re snowed in?
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Watching movies or TV - Sue B., Steve S., Kacey S., Hanna K., Marissa T., Kathy C. & Cayla T.
Reading a good book - Renee T. & Marissa T.
Cleaning my kitchen cupboards and throwing away all the junk that has accumulated over 20 years. - Karen S.
Knitting & Crafts - Marissa T. & Leah P.
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Featured Inspiration: Hearts
Love’s Eternal Symbol: the Heart
The expression of love is a thing of beauty.
More often than not, that expression is made
in the shape of a heart. When Valentine’s Day
comes around, hearts abound and have been
the symbol of the holiday for centuries.
The history behind how this shape came to be
or how it became the moniker for love is not
the clearest. Some think that the heart shape
was created in the 17th century when Saint
Margaret Mary Alocoque had a vision of it
surrounded by thorns. This specific symbol
becoming known as the Sacred Heart of Jesus
which was associated with love and devotion. The Catholic Church then embraced this symbol and avidly
started to depict it in stained glass windows, creating a popularity around the shape. Another theory
is that it simply came from a poorly executed artistic rendition of the human heart.* While most agree
that the human heart only vaguely represents the symbol, it is not hard to imagine a poorly executed
version turning out like the symbol we now embrace. Since the human heart was once believed to hold
the soul and be the center of all emotion and love, it is easy to see how the symbol became ubiquitous
with love and affection.
Once Valentine’s Day became the annual holiday devoted to love, the heart was quickly established
as the symbol for the holiday. Hearts can be found in abundance on any product designed for or
contributing to Valentine’s Day. People who would otherwise scoff at such a common symbol of love
embrace it openly. Every piece of Valentine’s paraphernalia is littered with hearts. So it’s a smart
assumption that you should have loads of products dedicated to this powerful symbol. Whether it be
products aimed at children or adults, you’re sure to find customers clamoring for heart-shaped products
to give their loved ones.
The fact that hearts are a shape that easily lends itself to many products makes it that much easier to
produce for the holiday. Hearts are especially conducive to our industry. A guest soap in the shape of
a heart fits perfectly in your hand, a floral lotion packaged with a wrap covered in playful hearts would
be perfect for teenagers, and heart-shaped candle will help set the mood for this love inducing holiday.
Whatever you create, you know you can count on it being popular seller during this time.
Much like big-name retailers, you are primed to sell heart-shaped products or products with heartcovered packaging in abundance from the New Year’s straight until the holiday itself. So be prepared
and get your ingredients ready to create heart-shaped masterpieces! We’ve provided all you’ll need to
get yourself ready for your customers’ Valentine’s needs this season. Take a look at the following pages
and Wholesale Supplies Plus for great ideas and the products you need to create them.
*Source http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/recycled/2007/02/the_shape_of_my_heart.html?GT1=9129
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Featured Inspiration: Romantic Evenings
Romantic Evenings - the Best Way to
Celebrate Valentine’s Day
The fully reserved restaurants on any given
Valentine’s Day shows everyone’s first
inclination as to how to celebrate this day of
romance. A little candlelight, a good meal,
perhaps some champagne and you’ve got a
memorable night dedicated to the one you
love.
Some people go another route by preparing
a night in. An intimate night of relaxation and
fun can be created in your home with all of the
same feelings you can express if you spend the
night out and about. Relaxing by a fireplace
with a nice glass of wine can be the perfect
way to celebrate this night of romance.
Whether you stay in or go out, the gesture is the same. A night to put aside all of your worries and
distractions and focus on the object of your affection. A dedicated time to reconnect in a world full of
issues that can easily draw you apart.
As this day holds such a special spot in everyone’s thoughts, Americans tend to spend big celebrating
this romantic evening. It has been predicted that Americans have spent about $3.4 billion on dinners
alone on Valentine’s Day in years past. Add in the $3.5 billion dollars on jewelry, $1.1 billion on cards
and $1.7 billion on flowers and you’ve got close to a $10 billion dollar industry for this one day alone.*
What does that mean to you? Well, somewhere in those billions being spent is a big portion of consumers
who wish to get something personal and meaningful. Consumers who rebuke the normal flowers, jewelry,
and cards. Consumers who want to take care and pamper the ones they love. What better way to do that
then by creating products ideal for those needs? Why not shower your love with affection by giving a
luxurious bubble bath? Or offering a soothing massage with handmade massage oils? These consumers
provide a huge opportunity for those of us in this industry. We create gifts that help contribute to the
mood of the romantic evening. Products that help relax and allow you to connect that much more with
the one you love.
Wholesale Supplies Plus has the scents, products, and inspiration that are sure to ignite that spark of
romance. Take a look at all we have to offer and get started on making the creations that are sure to
fly off the shelves. Market to those customers by playing into their ideals of finding the perfect and
unique gift. Showcase your wares specifically for Valentine’s Day by creating a campaign around the
best products to be given as gifts of love. And, finally, make sure to check out what we have provided
within these pages as inspiration and assistance to make this Valentine’s Day the best for you and your
customers!
* http://www.marshallparthenon.com/americans-spend-too-much-money-on-valentine-s-day-1.2700388#.UMJWIDlgMZM
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Featured Inspiration: Sweet Treats
Sweet Presents for the One You Love
When one thinks of Valentine’s Day, presents of sweet
treats are sure to be close to follow. Whether it be boxes of
gourmet chocolate, handmade cookies, or sugary candy,
people love to shower their loved ones with gifts that appeal
to the sweet tooth in all of us.
Legend has it that this tradition might go back to when
doctors would prescribe chocolate for their heartbroken
patients. The thought was that the effects of chocolate were
hoped to soothe their emotions. Chocolate has also been
used as an aphrodisiac for centuries. While there is no
concrete evidence to this fact, it was probably some savvy
chocolate marketer who connected this tasty aphrodisiac
with this holiday dedicated to love.
Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest holidays, coming in 4th overall, for sugary purchases. Sales are
in the billions for chocolate and candy alone sold for Valentine’s Day. Over 5% of total chocolate
candy sales for the year are sold for Valentine’s Day. In pure volume, Valentine’s Day sees more than
58 million pounds of chocolate candy sold during that week.* Add in the cakes, cookies, and other
various baked goods and you can understand just how profitable sweets can be during this time.
Here are a few more interesting facts about Valentine’s Day treats:
• Richard Cadbury was the first to package chocolates in a red heart shaped box in the 1800s**
• At least ten new sayings are introduced each year for the candy conversation heart.**
• Children receive the majority of the Valentine’s Day candy with 39% of sales going to them.***
• Hershey’s Kisses are named because of the noise the machines make while depositing the chocolate
during manufacturing.***
With sweets being so popular during this time of year, it’s an easy connection to try and get in on this
profitable trend! So you don’t make candy, but the recreation of yummy goodies is a very popular
trend within our industry. Using the delicious scents of these types of treats, you can entice your
customers with soap cookies, cupcakes, and even pies! Create a bubble bath or luxurious lotion with
the decadent scent of Chocolate Devils Food Cake or Fudge Brownie. Make a product that mimics these
scents identically and see your customers go crazy. The other great thing about these types of treats is
that you can enjoy them without the caloric guilt!
Check out the following pages and see what Wholesale Supplies Plus offers to get you ready to make
these deliciously creative products for your customers. Whether you create a product scented to sugary
perfection or a product that mimics the look of your favorite Valentine treat, we have what you need
to get you ready to satisfy the sweet cravings of your customers.
* http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/17/who-consumes-the-most-chocolate
** http://facts.randomhistory.com/facts-about-valentines-day.html
***http://www.jamesbeard.org/education/eat-q-test-valentines-day-candy-answers
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Featured Kits: Hearts
Bath Fizzie Kit - Pink Sugar
This kit has been designed to make 45 heart fizzies that are packaged into 15 gift sets.
Recommended pricing is $7.95 per set or 2 sets for $15.
This kit includes the following items:
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(15) 1 piece - Organza Bag - White (6.5” x 5”)
(1) 1 mold(s) - Heart - Guest - GLOSSY Silicone Mold 1612
(1) 2 fl oz - Pink Sugar Type Fragrance Oil 538
(1) 1 lb - Citric Acid Powder
(2) 1 lb - Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
(1) 0.25 oz (1 TBSP) - Neon Tutti Frutti Dye Powder
(1) 1 piece - Mask - Basic Procedures
(1) 1 piece - 20/410 Black Ribbed Sprayer Top - Clear Cap
(2) 0.125 lb (2 oz) - Kaolin Clay - White
(1) 2 piece - Gloves Vinyl (Medium) - Low Powder
(1) 1 Bottle - 2 oz Clear Round Bullet Plastic Bottle 20/410
(1) 1 each - Hairnets - 21 inch Disposable
(1) 1 piece - Droppers - Plastic
(1) 1 piece - Instruction Sheet
You Save $17.59 by
purchasing this kit
rather than buying the
items separately!
Pink Chiffon Heart Bath Melts
This kit has been designed to make 48 bath melts.
Recommended pricing is $7.95 per box of 3 melts.
This kit includes the following items:
You Save $4.03 by
purchasing this kit
rather than buying the
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(1) 1 lb - Acai Butter Blend
(1) 1 lb - Tucuma Butter
(1) 1 mold(s) - Heart - Guest - GLOSSY Silicone Mold 1612
(1) 2 fl oz - Pink Chiffon Fragrance Oil 750
(16) 1 piece - Soap Box - Oval Window (WHITE COLOR)
(1) 1 lb - Citric Acid Powder
(16) 1 piece - Premium Crystal Cello Bags (3.5” x 2” x 7.5”)
(2) 1 lb - Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
(1) 0.25 oz (1 TBSP) - Bath Bomb Red Powder Color
(1) 1 piece - Mask - Basic Procedures
(1) 2 piece - Gloves Vinyl (Medium) - Low Powder
(2) 0.125 lb (2 oz) - Kaolin Clay - White
(1) 1 each - Hairnets - 21 inch Disposable
(1) 1 piece - Droppers - Plastic
(1) 1 piece - Instruction Sheet
MP Soap: Be My Valentine Kit
This kit has been designed to make 7 bars of soap. If you are making this product for sale,
we recommend pricing at $4.95 per bar.
This kit includes the following items:
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1 mold(s) - Rectangle - Basic - GLOSSY Silicone Mold 1601
2 fl oz - P.S. I Love You* Fragrance Oil 626
2 lb - Extra Clear MP Soap Base - 2 lb Tray
2 lb - Ultra White MP Soap Base - 2 lb Tray
1 set - Heart Shaped Cutters - Set of 3
0.125 lb (2 oz) - Vanilla Color Stabilizer - MP Soap
1 Bar - Matte Americana Red Soap Color Bar
1 piece - Mask - Basic Procedures
2 piece - Gloves Vinyl (Medium) - Low Powder
1 piece - 20/410 Black Ribbed Sprayer Top - Clear Cap
1 Bottle - 2 oz Clear Round Bullet Plastic Bottle 20/410
1 each - Hairnets - 21 inch Disposable
1 piece - Droppers - Plastic
1 piece - Instruction Sheet
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purchasing this kit
rather than buying the
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Featured Kits: Romantic Evenings
Bubble Bath Kit - Strawberries & Champagne
This kit has been designed to make 16 bottles of bubble bath. If you are making
this product for sale, we recommend pricing at $5.95.
This kit includes the following items:
You Save $21.23 by
purchasing this kit rather
than buying the items
separately!
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(1) 1 gallon - Liquid Suspension Soap Base
(16) 1 Bottle - 8 oz Clear Keuka Bottle Plastic Bottle - 24/410
(1) 2 fl oz - Strawberries & Champagne* Fragrance Oil 247
(1) 2 oz - Stained Glass Strawberry Red Liquid Color
(16) 1 piece - 24/410 White Smooth Basic Top Cap
(1) 0.32 Pack (16 foils) - Foil Wrappers - Silver
(1) 0.28 oz (1 TBSP) - Super Sparkle Iridescent Glitter
(1) 1 piece - Mask - Basic Procedures
(1) 2 piece - Gloves Vinyl (Medium) - Low Powder
(1) 1 each - Hairnets - 21 inch Disposable
(1) 1 piece - Droppers - Plastic
(1) 1 piece - Instruction Sheet
(1) 1 piece - Instruction Sheet
Massage and Body Oil Kit
This kit has been designed to make (8) 8 oz bottles of oil. If you are making
this product for sale, we recommend a retail price of $17.95 per container.
This kit includes the following items:
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0.03 lb (1/2 oz) - Vitamin E Natural
2 fl oz - Wintergreen EO - Certified 100% Pure 597
1 Bottle - 8 oz Clear Round Bullet Plastic Bottle - 24/410
1 piece - 24/410 Black & Natural Yorker Twist Open Top
1 lb - Avocado Oil
1 lb - Soybean Oil
1 lb - Sunflower Oil - Refined
0.03 lb (1/2 oz) - Botanical Extract Blend 2 - Oil Soluble
0.125 lb (2 oz) - Shea Butter - Natural
1 piece - Mask - Basic Procedures
2 piece - Gloves Vinyl (Medium) - Low Powder
1 each - Hairnets - 21 inch Disposable
1 piece - Droppers - Plastic
1 piece - Instruction Sheet
You Save $13.40 by
purchasing this kit rather
than buying the items
separately!
Romance in Bed Jar Candle Kit
This kit has been designed to make (6) jar candles. If you are making
this product for sale, we recommend selling for a retail price of $12.95 each..
This kit includes the following items:
You Save $13.68 by
purchasing this kit rather
than buying the items
separately!
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• (1) 8 fl oz - Romance in Bed Fragrance Oil (216)
• (4) 0.02 Case (1 lb) - Soy Wax - EcoSoya™ CB Advanced
• (6) 1 piece - 70/450 Metal PRIMATIVE - BLACK
• (1) 1 each - Thermometer - High Temperature Candy Style
• (6) 1 piece - 12 oz Smooth Sided Jelly Jar - 70/450
• (1) 0.28 oz (1 TBSP) - Iridescent Sparkle Gold Mica Powder
• (1) 1 piece - Beaker - Natural Polypropylene
• (6) 1 piece - CD-10-HM Candle Wick
• (1) 1 block - Candle Color Dye Blocks - Black
• (1) 1 block - Candle Color Dye Block - Red
• (6) 1 label(s) - Container Candle Label - 2 inch (CW 2)
• (12) 1 piece - Soap Pop Sticks
• (1) 1 piece - Instruction Sheet
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Featured Kits: Sweet Treats
Chocolate Cherry Jar Candle Kit
This kit has been designed to make (6) jar candles. If you are making
this product for sale, we recommend selling for a retail price of $15.95 each.
This kit includes the following items:
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(8) 0.02 Case (1 lb) - Soy Wax - EcoSoya™ CB 135
(6) 1 piece - 16 oz Apothecary - Standard Jar Only
(1) 16 fl oz - Juicy Cherry Type Fragrance Oil 470
(1) 1 mold(s) - Heart - Guest - GLOSSY Silicone Mold 1612
(1) 1 each - Thermometer - High Temperature Candy Style
(1) 4 fl oz - Chocolate Drizzle Fragrance Oil 106
(1) 6.6 oz - Candy Sprinkles - Carnival Colors
(12) 1 piece - Simple Soy Wick 3 Candle Wick
(12) 1 label(s) - Container Candle Label - 2 inch (CW 2)
(1) 1 block - Candle Color Dye Block - Red
(1) 1 block - Candle Color Dye Blocks - Brown
(1) 2 piece - Gloves Vinyl (Medium) - Low Powder
(12) 1 piece - Soap Pop Sticks
(1) 1 piece - Instruction Sheet
You Save $33.84 by
purchasing this kit rather
than buying the items
separately!
Valentine Sugar Cookies Soap Making Kit
This kit has been designed to make (26) 1.5 oz bars of soap. If you are making
this product for sale, we recommend selling for $1.95 each.
This kit includes the following items:
You Save $2.34 by
purchasing this kit rather
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1 each - Jelly Roll Pan
2 fl oz - Fresh Picked Strawberry* Fragrance Oil 517
2 lb - Ultra White MP Soap Base - 2 lb Tray
2 lb - Goat Milk MP Soap Base (2 lb. Tray)
2 fl oz - Sugar Cookie Gourmet Fragrance Oil 287
1 lb - Foaming Bath Whip
1 set - Heart Shaped Cutters - Set of 3
2 oz - Matte Orchid Liquid Pigment
0.125 lb (2 oz) - Vanilla Color Stabilizer - MP Soap
0.18 lb (2 oz) - Glycerin - Natural
1 piece - Mask - Basic Procedures
0.125 lb (2 oz) - Soy Wax
2 piece - Gloves Vinyl (Medium) - Low Powder
1 each - Hairnets - 21 inch Disposable
1 piece - Droppers - Plastic
1 piece - Instruction Sheet
Heart Cupcake Bath Fizzies Kit
This kit has been designed to make 20 full size bath fizzies weighing 4.0 to 4.5 oz each.
Recommended pricing is $4.95 each.
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(1) 1 mold(s) - Heart Mold Silicone Mold
(2) 1 lb - Citric Acid Powder
(2) 1 lb - Foaming Bath Whip
(20) 1 piece - Premium Crystal Cello Bags (4” x 2” x 9”)
(1) 2 fl oz - Bella’s Kiss Fragrance Oil 645
(1) 2 lb - Ultra White MP Soap Base - 2 lb Tray
(3) 1 lb - Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
(1) 0.125 lb (2 oz) - Shea Butter - Ultra Refined
(1) 0.25 oz (1 TBSP) - Bath Bomb Red Powder Color
(1) 1 piece - Mask - Basic Procedures
(1) 2 piece - Gloves Vinyl (Medium) - Low Powder
(1) 0.125 lb (2 oz) - Soy Wax
(1) 0.18 lb (2 oz) - Glycerin - Natural
(1) 1 each - Hairnets - 21 inch Disposable
(1) 1 piece - Droppers - Plastic
(1) 1 piece - Instruction Sheet
(1) 0.008 Spool (4 Yds) - Pink Curling Ribbon•
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purchasing this kit rather
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WSP Product Suggestions: Hearts
Tube Mold: Hearts (Assorted)
Silicone Mold 0902
Cupcake Heart
Silicone Molds
Crafter’s Choice™
Victorian Heart Clamshell
Heart Pops
Silicone Mold
Victorian Heart Soap Mold
(MW 25)
Crafter’s Choice™ Heart Guest - GLOSSY
Silicone Mold 1612
Crafter’s Choice™ Tube Mold:
Hearts & Lips Mini
Silicone Mold 1901
Valentine (Mini)
Duck Toys
Valentine Frog Toys - Vinyl
Crafter’s Choice™
Romance in Bed
Fragrance Oil (216)
Crafter’s Choice™
Amber Romance*
Fragrance Oil 110
Crafter’s Choice™
P.S. I Love You*
Fragrance Oil 626
Crafter’s Choice™
Love Spell*
Fragrance Oil 302
Crafter’s Choice™
Falling In Love*
Fragrance Oil 674
Crafter’s Choice™
Endless Love*
Fragrance Oil 376
Crafter’s Choice™
Wedding Rings
Clamshell
Crafter’s Choice™ Heart with
Wedding Rings Soap Mold
(CC 169)
Crafter’s Choice™
Celtic Heart Clamshell
Heart Blossoms
Soap Mold (MW 30)
Crafter’s Choice™
Passionate Kisses Type
Fragrance Oil 797
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WSP Product Suggestions: Romantic Evenings
Crafter’s Choice™
Sexy Little Things*
Fragrance Oil 249
Crafter’s Choice™
Sexy Sandalwood
Fragrance Oil 680
Crafter’s Choice™
Very Sexy For Women*
Fragrance Oil 451
Crafter’s Choice™
Very Sexy For Men*
Fragrance Oil 201
Crafter’s Choice™
Dark Kiss*
Fragrance Oil 131
Crafter’s Choice™
Fresh Cut Roses Type
Fragrance Oil 447
Crafter’s Choice™
Moonlight Path*
Fragrance Oil 316
Crafters Choice™
Sex on the Beach
Fragrance Oil 218
Crafter’s Choice™
Romance Type
Fragrance Oil 210
Crafter’s Choice™ Massage
Bar Soap Mold (CC 141)
Crafter’s Choice™
Avocado Oil
Crafter’s Choice™
Shea Butter - Natural
Crafter’s Choice™
Soybean Oil
Crafter’s Choice™
Vitamin E Natural
Crafter’s Choice™
Botanical Extract Blend 2 Oil Soluble
Crafter’s Choice™
Sunflower Oil - Refined
Crafter’s Choice™
Vanilla Noir*
Fragrance Oil 628
Crafter’s Choice™
Sensual Amber*
Fragrance Oil 655
Crafter’s Choice™
Twilight Woods*
Fragrance Oil 615
Crafter’s Choice™
Pure Seduction*
Fragrance Oil 414
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WSP Product Suggestions: Sweet Treats
Crafter’s Choice™
Super Sweet (All Natural)
Sweet Treat
Duck Toys
Crafter’s Choice™
Chocolate Devils Food Cake
Fragrance Oil 189
Crafter’s Choice™
Pink Cotton Candy
Fragrance Oil 219
Crafter’s Choice™
Pink Sugar Type
Fragrance Oil 538
Crafter’s Choice™ Caribbean
Chocolate Fragrance Oil 167
Crafter’s Choice™
Cupcake
Fragrance Oil 360
Crafter’s Choice™ Double
Chocolate Walnut Brownies
Fragrance Oil 775
Crafter’s Choice™
Neapolitan Ice Cream
Fragrance Oil 641
Crafter’s Choice™
Vanilla Swirl
Fragrance Oil 420
Crafter’s Choice™
Cookie & Cream Pie
Fragrance Oil 501
Crafter’s Choice™
Cake Batter Ice Cream
Fragrance Oil 457
Cake Pop
Silicone Mold
Crafter’s Choice™
Vanilla Almond
Fragrance Oil 624
Crafter’s Choice™
Vanilla Bean
Fragrance Oil 240
Crafter’s Choice™
Fudge Brownie
Fragrance Oil 299
Brownie Bite
(24 Mini Squares)
Silicone Mold
Crafter’s Choice™
Strawberry Jam
Fragrance Oil 156
Crafter’s Choice™
Strawberries & Cream
Fragrance Oil 286
Crafter’s Choice™
Raspberry Cream Type
Fragrance Oil 479
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Featured Recipe: Hearts
Pink Chiffon Heart Bath Melts
Project Level: Intermediate
Estimated Time: 2 Hours
Yields: 48 Bath Melts
As these bath melts fizz under running water, they will release
the acai and tucuma butters to moisturize and soften your skin.
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INCI Ingredient List: Sodium Bicarbonate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
(and) Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Butter (and) Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba)
Seed Oil (and) Euterpe Oleracea Pulp Powder, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter,
Citric Acid, Kaolin, Fragrance, Red 40 Lake
Ingredients
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1 Pound Crafter’s Choice Acai Butter
1 Pound Crafter’s Choice Tucuma Butter
2 Pounds Crafter’s Choice Baking Soda
1 Pound Crafter’s Choice Citric Acid
.25 Pounds Crafter’s Choice White Kaolin Clay
2 Ounces Crafter’s Choice Pink Chiffon Fragrance Oil
1 Tablespoon Crafter’s Choice Bath Bomb Red Powder Color
Crafter’s Choice Heart - Guest - Glossy Silicone Mold 1612
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2 Glass Mixing Bowls
Microwave
Wire Whisk
Spatula
Cookie Sheet
Waxed Paper
Directions
1. NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves
and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
2. Place silicone mold on cookie sheet. This will help keep the mold sturdy when placing product in the freezer.
3. In a glass bowl, measure 1 cup of Baking Soda (8 oz.) and 1/2 cup (4 oz.) of Citric Acid. Mix with a wire whisk and
break up any clumps with a fork.
4. Add 1 teaspoon White Kaolin Clay and 1/8 teaspoon of the Red Lake 40 Powder Dye. We found it helpful to put this
mixture through a sifter to break up any clumps and also to make sure the color is completely blended into the powders.
This powder dye may speckle a bit.
5. Weigh 4 oz. each of Acai Butter Blend and Tucuma Butter.
6. In a separate mixing bowl, melt the Tucuma Butter in the microwave for about 1 minute. Once melted, add 4 oz. of
Acai Butter to the melted Tucuma butter and let the heat from the first butter melt the Acai Butter. If necessary, heat for
additional 20 seconds
7. Add 3 ml of fragrance to the melted butters.
8. Before adding powder mixture to butters, first drop a teaspoon of powder mixture into the butters. If it starts to fizz, the
butters are too hot. Let cool a little more before adding the entire mixture.
9. Add powders to melted butters and quickly mix with a wire whisk. Immediately start to pour into mold. After filling 3 or 4
cavities, stir with whisk to keep mixture blended. Continue in this manner until all the cavities are filled.
10.Place cookie sheet with mold into freezer for about 15 minutes. If mixture does start to fizz slightly, the freezer will quickly
stop the product from fizzing any further.
11.Remove bath melts from mold and place on waxed paper. If left in freezer too long, hearts will sweat. Leave out overnight
and they will be fine the next day.
12.Packaging Suggestions: Large opening plastic jars, candy box with window on top.
13.REPEAT Steps 2-11 to make next batch. Each batch makes 12 so recipe needs to be repeated 4 times.
14.NOTE: This product will be slightly soft. The Tucuma Butter combined with the Acai Butter helps keep the product harder. If
making this during the summer months, a butter with a higher melt point, such as cocoa butter, can be a good substitute for
the butters.
15.USE: Place 1-2 melts under running water. Be sure to use a bathtub mat as this product can make tub slippery.
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Featured Recipe: Hearts
MP Soap: Be My Valentine
Project Level: Intermediate
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Yields: 4 - approx. 5 oz.
“Mail” this soap to your favorite valentine.
INCI Ingredient List: Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Water, Sodium Stearate, Sodium
Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Myristate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Triethanolamine,
Glycerin, Iron Oxides
Ingredients
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18 Ounces Crafter’s Choice Extra Clear MP Soap Base
5 Ounces Crafter’s Choice Ultra White MP Soap Base
21 Milliliters Crafter’s Choice P.S. I Love You Fragrance Oil
1 Crafter’s Choice Matte Americana Soap Color Block
1 Crafter’s Choice Rectangle Silicone Mold
1 Heart Shaped Soap Cutters - Set of 3
11 Milliliters Crafter’s Choice Vanilla Color Stabilizer for MP Soap
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Equipment
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Microwave or Double Boiler
Glass Measuring Cups - Large and Small
Mixing Spoons
Plastic Droppers - 2
Soap Cutter
Scale (to weigh soap)
Plastic Spray Bottle with Alcohol
Directions 1. NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves
and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
2. Weigh 2 oz. of white soap base and cut into chunks. Place in glass measuring cup and heat in microwave until melted.
3. In small glass container, mix 1.5 ml of fragrance and .5 ml of Vanilla Color Stabilizer.
4. Add fragrance mixture to melted soap and mix. Pour soap equally between 2 of the rectangle soap cavities. Spritz with
alcohol to dissolve surface bubbles and allow to set up.
5. In separate glass container, weigh and melt 1 oz. of Extra Clear Soap. Chop up small slivers of the Matte Americana Red
Color Bar and add to melted soap. For a darker color, add more color bar. Stir until color has completely blended in.
6. Pour red soap into 1 mold cavity and spritz with alcohol. Allow soap to set up.
7. Once soap has set up, unmold all pieces. Using a straight soap cutter, cut horizontally to opposite corners across the white
rectangles. Make 2 cuts creating an “x” shape. That will give you 2 flaps for the envelopes. Repeat on the other piece of
white soap as well.
8. Using the smallest heart cookie cutter, cut out hearts from the red piece of soap. You should be able to get about 12
hearts.
9. Using the hearts and envelope pieces, line them up in the bottom of the cavities until they are in the desired position.
Remove envelope flap and leave just the heart.
10.Measure and melt 4 oz. of the Extra Clear MP soap. While melting, mix 3 ml of fragrance and 1 ml of Vanilla Color
Stabilizer.
11.Once soap has melted, add the fragrance mixture. Spritz the hearts with alcohol and pour the clear soap evenly between
all cavities. Spritz the envelope pieces with alcohol and place in the cavities along the top. Spritz again with alcohol to
dissolve any surface bubbles. Allow to set up.
12.Weigh 16 oz. of white soap and place in glass measuring cup. Heat in microwave until melted.
13.In separate glass container, mix 12 ml of fragrance and 1 ml of color stabilizer.
14.Add fragrance mixture to melted soap. Spritz the soap in the cavities with alcohol and then pour melted soap evenly
between all cavities. Once soap is poured, spritz with alcohol to release air bubbles.
15.Once soap has set up, remove from cavities. Wrap and label soap accordingly.
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Featured Recipe: Hearts
Debbie’s ‘Perfect Everytime’ Bath Fizzies
Project Level: Beginner
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yields: 15 sets of 3 fizzies/bag
This recipe makes the best fizzies ever. They are very easy to make
and become hard quickly. The aroma released during use provides
for a very relaxing bath experience.
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Ingredients
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1 Pound(s) Crafter’s Choice Citric Acid
2 Pound(s) Crafter’s Choice Baking Soda
4 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Kaolin Clay
2 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Pink Sugar Fragrance Oil
1 Tablespoon(s) Crafter’s Choice™ Neon Tutti Frutti Dye Powder
15 Piece(s) White Organza Bags
1 Plastic Dropper
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Cookie Sheet
Crafter Choice Guest Heart Silicone Mold
Dropper
Fork or Whisk
Mixing Bowl
Rubber or Vinyl Gloves
Sifter (optional)
Spray Bottle filled with Rubbing Alcohol
Directions
1. NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend
you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
2. Prepare work space.
3. Set mold on a cookie sheet for stability. This will also allow for an easier clean up.
Set aside until ready to use.
4. Measure the baking soda, citric acid and clay. Place into mixing bowl and mix well.
If you find these have clumps, a sifter will allow you to break up the clumps and better
blend the two ingredients.
5. If you wish to add color, add it now. Mix well.
6. Using a plastic dropper, add fragrance oil by drizzling into different locations of the mixture.
Do not pour all of fragrance into one location of the bowl.
7. Using a whisk or fork, mix well by breaking up lumps of fragrance oil.
8. Once mixture is free of clumps, begin to spray with rubbing alcohol. Using gloved hands,
toss the mixture while it is being sprayed.
9. Once mixture is just moist enough to stay together when pressed, it is ready to be molded.
Note: This step is easy to check by taking a tablespoon of the mixture and squeezing it in the hand.
If it falls apart, then you need to continue to spray and mix. Make sure you are wearing gloves for
this part of the recipe.
10.Once the mixture is the correct consistency, press a few tablespoons of the mix into the mold cavity.
Press firmly. Fill all of the mold cavities.
11.Wait 15 minutes and remove fizzies from the mold. Allow to sit for 1 hour before packaging. You will
know the fizzies are ready to package because they will be hard.
12.If you are planning on selling this product, you will need to apply the appropriate labels at this time
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Featured Recipe: Romantic Evenings
Bubble Bath - Strawberries and Champagne
Estimated Retail Price: $9.95
Project Level: Beginner
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yields: 16 Bottles
What says romance more than a strawberries and champagne?
Make this as a romantic present for a special someone!
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1 Gallon(s) Crafter’s Choice Suspension Shower Gel
2 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Strawberries Champagne FO
2 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Red 33 Liquid Dye
2 Tablespoon(s) Crafter’s Choice Super Sparkle Glitter
16 Clear Keuka Bottles
16 White Tops
16 Silver Candy Foils
1 Plastic Dropper
Equipment
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Bath Puff (optional)
Dropper
Pyrex Cup with Pour Spout
Spoon
Directions
1. NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices
recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
2. Prepare work space.
3. Pour 16 oz of Crafter’s Choice Suspension Soap Base into pyrex cup.
4. Add 1 teaspoon of glitter.
5. Add drops of color to reach desired shade.
6. Add 10 ml of fragrance oil. Stir well.
7. Carefully pour into bottles and apply top.
8. Place silver candy foil over the top. This will resemble a champagne foil.
9. Repeat above steps until all bottles are filled.
10.OPTIONAL: Package with a color coordinating nylon puff and place in a 5” x 3” x 11.5” cello bag
and tie with matching ribbon.
11.If you are not using these sets for personal use, label according to FDA labeling guidelines.
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Featured Recipe: Romantic Evenings
Jar Candle: Romance in Bed
Project Level: Intermediate
Estimated Time: Under 6 Hours
Yields: 6 Jar Candles
This layered candle will add a little glow to any romantic evening!
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Ingredients
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4
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Pounds EcoSoya CB Advanced Soy Wax
Ounces Crafter’s Choice Romance in Bed Fragrance Oil
Piece Crafter’s Choice Black Candle Dye Block
Piece Crafter’s Choice Red Candle Dye Block
Tablespoon Crafter’s Choice Super Sparkle Iridescent Glitter
Pieces 12 oz Smooth Sided Jelly Jar - 70/450
Pieces CD-10-HM Wicks
Pieces CW 2 Container Candle Warning Labels
Directions
1. Making a candle can be dangerous if you do not follow
the directions. Please read all of these instructions prior to
making the candle.
2. Place glass jars on cookie sheet to protect work area.
3. Plug in hot glue gun to warm up glue. Once glue is ready,
thread one wick thru a short drinking straw. Holding the wick
at one end, place glue on the bottom of the wick tab. Place
wick down into middle of jar, hold til set, then remove straw
from wick.
4. Continue until all 6 jars are wicked
5. Wax should always be melted in a wax melter or double
boiler. Never melt wax directly on open flame. Wax will
catch fire if heated too high. NEVER LEAVE WAX ALONE
WHEN MELTING.
6. On each jar, determine where your three layers will be
poured to. Taking a pen or magic marker, make a small mark
at each pouring line.
7. Using a digital scale, weigh 20 oz. of wax. Add to the wax
melter and heat until completely melted. Wax should be
around 135° F.
8. Cut up entire black dye block (both sides) and add to melted
wax. Stir well until color is completely dissolved.
9. We recommend using wooden skewers to stir wax. They are
longer to use in taller melting pots and can then be thrown
away.
10.Add 2 oz. of fragrance and stir well.
11.When wax cools down to 120°F, divide wax into 6 jars
pouring to the line previously marked.
12.Using popsicle sticks, place wick between two sticks to hold
straight while wax hardens.
Equipment
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Wax Melter, Melting Pot or Double Boiler
Digital Scale
Candy Thermometer
Wooden Skewer or Dowel for stirring
Drinking Straw
Hot Glue Gun
Cookie Sheet
Popsicle Sticks
Marker or Tape to mark layers
Paper Plate
13.Let candle completely cool.
14.For second layer, weigh another 20 oz. of wax and melt in
wax melter until wax reaches temperature of 135°F. Remove
from heat.
15.Taking red dye block, cut in half at the scored line. Take one
piece and cut that in half. Slice or shave this part of the dye
block and add to melted wax. Stir well.
16.To check wax color, take a few drops of wax and place on a
paper plate. Wax will quickly dry to color candle will be. If
a darker color is desired, add more dye block.
17.Before pouring, be sure to check temperature. If wax is too
hot, it will bleed into other layer. Wax should be at 125°F
or less.
18.Pour red wax into jars up to the line marked for second layer.
19.Using popsicle sticks, place wick between two sticks to hold
straight while wax hardens.
20.Let second layer completely harden.
21.For last layer, weigh 20 oz. of wax and place in melting pot.
Heat until wax completely melted - about 125°F.
22.Add 2 oz. of fragrance and stir. No color will be added to
this layer.
23.Check that the wax temperature is at 120°F or below.
Remove sticks and slowly pour final layer into jars.
24.Place popsicle sticks on top to keep wicks straight and let
wax completely harden.
25.Once candles have set overnight, place warning labels on
bottom of each jar.
26.Sprinkle iridescent glitter on top of each candle and trim
wick to about 1/4 inch.
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Featured Recipe: Romantic Evenings
Massage & Body Oil
Estimated Retail Price: $17.95
Project Level: Easy
Estimated Time: 1/2 Hour
Yields: 8 (8 oz.) Bottles
This product is loved because it leaves the skin feeling moisturized and refreshed.
Therapists like it because the slip and glide lasts during treatment sessions.
INCI Ingredient List: Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil,
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Helianthus Annuus
(Sunflower) Seed Oil (and) Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (and) Helianthus Annuus
(Sunflower) Extract (and) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (and) Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan)
Extract (and) Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Gaultheria Procumbens(Wintergreen) Leaf Oil.
Ingredients
• 16 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Avocado Oil
• .5 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Shea Butter Natural
• 32 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Soybean Oil
• .5 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Vitamin E Natural
• .5 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Botanical Extract Blend for Oil
• 16 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Sunflower Oil
• 15 ml(s) Crafter’s Choice Wintergreen Essential Oil Blend
• 8 8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
• 8 24/410 Black & Natural Yorker Twist Tops
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Equipment
• Digital Scale
• Microwave
• Mixing Bowl - 64 oz or larger
• Mixing Spoon
Directions
1. NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves
and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
2. In a microwaveable glass container, place .5 oz of the shea butter and 8 oz of the avocado oil.
3. Heat for 60 seconds on high heat or until shea butter is fully melted.
4. Add remaining ingredients (including the remaining 8oz. of avocado oil). Add only 15 ml of the Wintergreen EO.
5. Pour into bottles and apply top. Label according to FDA Cosmetic Labeling Guidelines.
*Please note that a small amount of oil goes a VERY long way. Making this product one of the most cost effective oil blends
on the market. We do not recommend coloring this product but do feel free to change the scent. For those catering to the spa
industry, double the recipe and fill in a 1 gallon “back bar” jug with pump that therapists can economically use as a refill.
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Featured Recipe: Sweet Treats
Jar Candle: Chocolate Cherry
Project Level: Advance
Estimated Time: 1/2 Hour
Yields: 6 - 16 oz. candles
These chocolate cherry candles will make you crave chocolate!
Perfect for Valentine’s Day gifts!
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Ingredients
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8 Pound(s) EcoSoya CB 135 Soy Wax
16 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Juicy Cherry Fragrance Oil
4 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Chocolate Drizzle
1 Piece(s) Crafter’s Choice Candle Dye Block - Red
1 Piece(s) Crafter’s Choice Candle Dye Block - Brown
6 Piece(s) 16 oz. Apothecary Jars
12 Piece(s) Crafter’s Choice Simple Soy Wick 3
1 Piece(s) Crafter’s Choice Heart-Guest-Silicone Mold
2 Ounce(s) Carnival Colors Candy Sprinkles
6 Piece(s) Crafter’s Choice Candle Warning Labels-2” (CW2)
Directions
1. NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a
mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
2. PLEASE READ DIRECTIONS THOROUGHLY BEFORE MAKING
ANY CANDLE.
3. To melt wax, we recommend the double boiler method, crock pot
or a wax melter. Do not melt over open flame.
4. To make hearts for top of candle: Place silicone mold on cookie
sheet. This will keep mold sturdy and also protect work area.
5. Weigh 6 oz. of wax on scale. Place wax in melting pot. Melt wax
until temperature reaches 140 degrees.
6. Shave off some of the red dye block and add to wax until desired
shade is reached. TIP: Place a few drops of colored wax on white
paper plate. When dry, this is the color your candle will be.
7. Add .72 oz. of Crafter’s Choice Juicy Cherry fragrance Oil to
melted wax and mix well. Fill each heart cavity half way. Set
aside to set up.
8. Prepare jars by fastening wicks to bottom. For this step, you will
need a drinking straw that has been cut in half (about 5.5”) and
a hot glue gun.
9. This candle requires 2 wicks to burn correctly. Place wicks evenly
spaced but not too close to edge of jar.
10. Take one wick and thread through the drinking straw. Holding the
wick in one hand, place a large drop of hot glue on the bottom of
the tab and place the straw/wick down into the jar. Hold until set,
then remove straw.
11. Repeat for all jars. Unplug the hot glue gun and remove from the
work area.
12. Set jars on jelly roll pan and set in a secure area that will not be
disturbed while candles are cooling. Newspaper will prevent any
damage to counter tops.
13. You now have hearts and 6 wicked jars to make your candles.
The actual recipe will make 2 candles at a time. If you have a
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Candy Thermometer
Cookie Sheet
Digital Scale
Hand Mixer
Hot Glue Gun
Paper Plate
Pastry Bag or
Decorator Pro
• Plastic Drinking Straw
• Popsicle Sticks
• Small Glass Cup
for Fragrance
• Wax Melter
• Wooden Stirrers
larger melting pot, you can adjust the recipe accordingly.
14. Weigh 28 oz. of EcoSoya CB 135 wax and place in melting pot.
Place pot over heat source and melt to around 140 degrees.
Remove from heat.
15. Add red color block shavings until desired shade is achieved. TIP:
Place a few drops of colored wax on white paper plate. When
dry, this is the color your candle will be.
16. Add 3.88 oz. of Crafter’s Choice Juicy Cherry fragrance oil and
mix well.
17. When wax cools down to 120-125 degrees, pour wax into jars up
to about the shoulder.
18. To keep wicks straight while wax hardens, place wicks between
two popsicle sticks and pull wick gently to straighten.
19. When wax is almost hardened, prepare whipped topping.
20. Weigh 8 oz. of wax and melt in melter. This does not have to
reach a certain temperature. Remove from heat when all wax has
melted.
21. Shave off some of the brown candle dye block and add to wax
until desired shade is achieved. Add .96 oz. of Crafter’s Choice
Chocolate Drizzle Fragrance Oil. Gently mix well.
22. When wax starts to cool and thicken slightly, begin to whip with
hand mixer. We used the whisk attachment but a regular beater
will also work. Using only 1 beater will help lessen the splatter.
23. Continue to whip until wax starts to look like pudding.
24. Taking prepared pastry bag with tip or Decorator Pro, fill with
wax.
25. Pipe wax onto top of candle. Place heart on top of whipped
wax and sprinkle with Carnival Candy sprinkles to finish off your
candle.
26. Let candle completely set up for at least 24 hours. Then, trim wick
and place warning label on bottom of jar.
27. To use the extra wax, make more hearts and top with whipped
wax. You can sell these as wax tart melts.
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Featured Recipe: Sweet Treats
Heart Cupcake Bath Fizzies
Project Level: Advanced
Estimated Time: 2 Hours
Yields: 20 Bath Fizzies
These cupcakes will make great Valentine’s gifts for girls of all ages.
The shea butter makes these extra moisturizing.
INCI Ingredient Label: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter),
Fragrance, Red 40
Ingredients
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3 Cups Crafter’s Choice Citric Acid
6 Cups Crafter’s Choice Baking Soda
2 Teaspoons Crafter’s Choice Shea Butter - Ultra Refined
2 Ounces Crafter’s Choice Bella’s Kiss Fragrance Oil
1 Tablespoon Crafter’s Choice Bath Bomb Red Powder Color
1 Piece Crafter’s Choice Heart - Guest - Glossy Silicone Mold 1612
1 Pound Crafter’s Choice Ultra White MP Soap
1 Pound Crafter’s Choice Foaming Bath Whip
1.5 Ounces Crafter’s Choice Glycerin - Natural
2 Tablespoons Crafter’s Choice Soy Wax
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Large Glass Bowl
Measuring Cups
Wire Whisk
Small Glass Bowl
Microwave
Plastic Dropper - 1
Plastic Gloves
Cookie Sheet
Soap Cutter
• Decorator Pro
or Piping Bag
• Digital Scale
• Hand Mixer
• Spatula
Directions
1. NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves
and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
2. We recommend making this recipe in 2 batches. If bath fizzy mixture sits too long, it will start to harden up.
3. Place silicone mold on cookie sheet. This will help keep work area clean and catch any excess bath fizzy mixture.
4. In large glass bowl, measure out 1 1/2 cups of citric acid and 3 cups of baking soda. Mix together with wire whisk.
5. In small glass bowl, add 1 teaspoon of shea butter. Place in microwave and heat on medium heat until melted.
6. Drizzle shea butter over powder mixture. Add 6 ml of fragrance and gently mix with wire whisk.
7. With gloved hands, start to spritz mixture with alcohol. Spray with one hand and mix with other.
8. Continue to spritz until mixture sticks together in palm of hand like wet sand.
9. Immediately start to fill mold cavities, packing mixture down as they are filled.
10.There will be mixture left over after the 6 cavities are filled.
11.Once mixture has hardened, about 1.5 hours, gently remove from mold. Whisk leftover mixture in bowl and spritz a little
more alcohol if mixture has dried out.
12.Fill cavities with remaining mixture.
13.Once first batch is finished, repeat directions above with remaining product. You can choose to make cupcakes all pink or
make half pink and half white (no added color).
14.Once all cupcakes are made, follow recipe to make soap frosting. The Bella’s Kiss can be substituted for the Vanilla
Almond fragrance oil. Frosting can be kept white or add a little Bath Bomb Red to give it a pink color.
15.Using a piping bag or Decorator Pro, pipe frosting onto each cupcake fizzy. Embellish with candy sprinkles.
16.Any extra frosting can be stored in a tupperware container. When ready to use, heat slightly and whip with hand mixer.
17.We recommend packaging 1 bath fizzy per bag or use shrink wrap to package.
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Featured Recipe: Sweet Treats
MP Soap: Valentine Sugar Cookies
Project Level: Intermediate.
Estimated Time: 2 Hours
Yields: Approx. 26 cookies
These will be irresistible on your craft table or website.
They smell just like a sugar cookie with strawberry filling.
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INCI Ingredient List: Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium
Stearate, Sodium Myristate, Goats Milk, Sodium Laurate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Water,
Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Diazolidinyl Urea(and)
Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Titanium Dioxide, Glycine
Soja(Soy)Wax, Titanium Dioxide,Yellow 5,Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Red 33,
Red 40.
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2 Pound(s) Crafter’s Choice Goat Milk MP Soap
2.5 Ounce(s) Glycerin - Natural
2 Tablespoon(s) Crafter’s Choice Sugar Cookie Gourmet Fragrance Oil
2 Tablespoon(s) Crafter’s Choice Vanilla Color Stabilizer - MP Soap
1 Pound(s) Crafter’s Choice Ultra White MP Soap
1 Pound(s) Crafter’s Choice Foaming Bath Whip
2 Tablespoon(s) Crafter’s Choice Soy Wax
2 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Matte Orchid Liquid Pigment
1 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Fresh Picked Strawberry Fragrance Oil
Directions
1. NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good
manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet,
gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
2. Remove soap from 2 lb. plastic tray. Cut off 1/2 of soap or
approximately 1 lb.
3. Cut soap into chunks and place in glass measuring cup.
Heat in microwave until completely melted.
4. In a beaker, mix 1 Tablespoon Crafter’s Choice Sugar
Cookie Gourmet with 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Color Stabilizer.
Mix well and set aside.
5. To melted soap, add 1 Tablespoon of glycerin. Mix well.
6. Add Crafter’s Choice Sugar Cookie Gourmet Fragrance
Oil that has been mixed with the Vanilla Stabilizer and mix
well.
7. Pour melted soap into a 11” x 15” jelly roll pan. Spritz top
with alcohol to release any surface bubbles.
8. Test soap to check if set up. If you touch the soap and there
is no indentation, soap is ready
9. Taking largest heart cutter, cut out heart shapes from soap.
You should get around 26 large hearts. You will have 13
soap cookie hearts when you sandwich them together.
10.Taking one corner of soap, pull the excess away from the
cut-outs. This can be put back into plastic tray and saved for
another batch.
11.Using the second largest heart cutter, cut middle out of 13
of the hearts. This will be the top of your soap cookie.
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Glass Measuring Cup - Small
Hand Mixer
Heart Shaped Cutters - Set of 3
Jelly Roll Pan
Measuring Spoons
Microwave Oven
Mixing Spoon
Soap Cutter
Spatula
12.Repeat the recipe to make the second set of 26 soap
cookies (which will make 13 sandwich cookies).
13.Prepare soap frosting for filling.
14.Soap Frosting: See recipe for Soap Frosting in WSP Recipe
Box. http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/RecipeDetail.
aspx?RecipeID=203
15.After the soap frosting is made, add the Crafter’s Choice
Matte Orchid Liquid Dye to make the frosting pink.
16.Add 1 oz. of Crafter’s Choice Fresh Picked Strawberry
Fragrance Oil and mix well.
17.Once the frosting is made, take one solid soap heart and
spread frosting over it. Take one of the hearts with a cut out
and press that over the top of the frosting. Scrape the sides
of any excess.
18.Continue in this manner until all cookies have been filled.
You should have 26 filled cookies.
19.OPTIONAL: Sprinkle Crafter’s Choice™ Carnival Colors
Candy Sprinkles over frosting.
20.For stained glass look, melt 8 oz. of clear soap and add
red liquid dye. Pour into the same jelly roll pan. Once soap
has set, use middle heart cutter to cut out heart. Place this in
middle over frosting.
21.Wrap cookies in clear wrap and package as desired. Label
soap accordingly
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Featured Cold Process Recipes
Winter Wonderland Swirl Soap
Approx. 44 oz.
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12.6 oz. Olive Oil
2.8 oz. Cocoa Butter
4.76 oz. Apricot Kernal Oil
1.4 oz. Castor Oil
10.64 oz. Distilled Water
3.91 Sodium Hydroxide
.65 oz. WSP Lavandin Essential Oil
.65 oz. WSP Peppermint Essential Oil
3 tsp. WSP Ultramarine Blue
1-2 tsp. WSP Sparkle Iridescent glitter (optional)
Sugar pearl sprinkles (found in baking section of grocery stores)
Frother (for mixing colors)
Plastic cups or small mixing containers
Wooden skewers or spoons for swirling
Extra bowl or container for swirl color
WSP Silicone Loaf Mold
Directions
1. Melt coconut oil and cocoa butter then add to room temperature oils. Next add lye to
water and stir until dissolved.
2. Mix ultramarine blue in a plastic cup with 3 tsp. reserved olive oil with frother to
incorporate fully. Have these colorants, fragrance and glitter nearby and ready for use.
3. At desired temperatures, add lye solution to oils and butters. Bring to light trace and add
essential oils. Stir until incorporated completely.
4. Next, pour off one-quarter of the soap into a spare container. Add the ultramarine blue
colorant and mix the soap well. (Tip: To help get all the colorant out of the plastic cup,
take a few spoonfuls of raw soap and mix it back into the cup. Stir until the colorant
incorporates into the raw soap. Then add this soap back to the rest of the blue swirl base.)
Ensure that the blue colorant is fully incorporated into the soap.
5. Grab your mold and fill three-fourths with the plain soap base. If you’ve remained at a
light-trace consistency you can get some great swirls in right now by holding the container
of blue soap about a foot above the mold and pouring in linear zig-zags back and forth
along the length of the mold. Reserve one to two cups of the blue soaps and set aside.
Insert your spoon or wooden skewer completely to the bottom of the mold and make
circular motions up and down the length of mold to make beautiful swirls.
6. Finally, pour the remaining blue on the top of the soap and using the back of a plastic
spoon create waves on the surface of the soap as desired.
7. If your soap has become thick, no worries! Pour the blue soap on top of the cream-colored
layer. Using the back of a plastic spoon, push the blue down into the cream-colored soap.
Do this throughout the mold. Tap your mold to release any air bubbles.
8. Bang mold several times throughout this process. Complete the project with Iridescent
Glitter and sugar pearls for a winter sparkle effect.
9. Let sit overnight and cover with plastic wrap to prevent any soda ash. Unmold and slice.
Let cure for 4 weeks before use.
These recipes and authored and contributed by Marla Bosworth is the CEO and Founder of Back Porch Soap Company,
(http://www.backporchsoap.com) She conducts soapmaking workshops, natural skincare courses, and beauty entrepreneur
throughout the U.S. In addition, Ms. Bosworth also provides product, brand and marketing strategies for handmade beauty
companies.
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Featured Cold Process Recipes
Super Creamy Avocado Babassu Soap
Approx. 44 oz.
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7.56 oz. Olive Oil
4.2 oz. Avocado Oil
2.8 oz. Sweet Almond
2.8 oz. Babassu
4.2 oz. Shea Butter
10.64 oz. Distilled Water
3.96 Sodium Hydroxide
1 oz. WSP Lemongrass Essential Oil
.25 oz. WSP Fir Needle Essential Oil
WSP Silicone Loaf Mold
Optional :Valentine red heart soap embeds
(premade with melt and pour or cold process
soap)
Directions
1. Melt coconut oil, babassu and shea butter then add to room temperature oils.
Next add lye to water and stir until dissolved. At desired temperatures, add
lye solution to oils and butters. Bring to light trace and add essential oils. Stir
until incorporated completely.
2. Grab your mold and fill. Bang mold several times to release any trapped air
bubbles.
3. If you’re using red heart embeds, insert them into the top of the loaf. If you
push them in the soap entirely, they will reveal themselves as the soap is used.
Or, embed vertically slightly so they stick out and can be recognized as red
hearts.
4. Let sit overnight and cover with plastic wrap to prevent any soda ash. Unmold
and slice. Let cure for 4 weeks before use.
These recipes and authored and contributed by Marla Bosworth is the CEO and Founder of Back Porch Soap Company,
(http://www.backporchsoap.com) She conducts soapmaking workshops, natural skincare courses, and beauty entrepreneur
throughout the U.S. In addition, Ms. Bosworth also provides product, brand and marketing strategies for handmade beauty
companies.
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Used in Soap Products
Strawberries & Champagne FO
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Business Articles
How to Make Change Manageable
It seems that with every New Year celebration comes a promise to change, create and
grow. Unfortunately, too many people set themselves up for failure with promises
for a new reality when the true reality is that their goals are simply too lofty. After
being in this pattern for too many years we tend to resist change and stop trying to
improve our lives.
Yesterday I had a conversation with a friend who said, “If I ever get cancer I would
exercise a lot more, eat nothing but greens and other healthy foods, and meditate
every single day.” After her proclamation we both broke out in laughter. Why wait
until you get cancer to develop a healthy lifestyle?
For some, the only significant change in life comes at a time of crisis. We are amazing
beings with the ability to adapt to just about anything. But somehow it seems easier to wallow in misery, or place blame
elsewhere, than it does to be proactive in creating positive change.
Today I spoke with a client who said she was tired of the lack of money getting in the way of achieving her goals and
dreams. She recited a litany of things that she would like to do, accompanied by all of the financial reasons that she
could not get them done. Many of her goals were achievable with a lot of creativity and no money at all. So I asked
her, “Are those true statements or are they excuses?” Again, laughter.
When we list our excuses out loud they often sound ridiculous. What are your excuses? Let’s examine your goals for
the New Year. How can you set yourself up for success, rather than revisit failure?
Begin by creating a short list of things you’d like to change or achieve in this New Year. Keep it at 2 or 3 goals, don’t
overdo it!
A common goal is to start working out on a regular basis, so let’s use that as an example.
Goal: I will work out at my new health club 4 times a week!
Now ask yourself this question: Is that realistic?
Consider your schedule, current physical condition, and any other challenges that may interfere with your commitment.
List them. Include any reasons you have used in the past to move away from this or a similar goal. They may include
things like:
I can’t afford the health club; I have too many more important things to do; I have no one to watch the kids, or I’m
just too tired all of the time.
If your goal isn’t realistic and manageable over a long period of time, consider revising it. It is better to achieve less
than fail altogether. So our workout goal may become:
Revised goal: I will take a 30 minute power walk 3 times a week.
Now we have eliminated the cost of the health club, addressed the time issue and made the goal totally doable. But
what’s really important about this revision is that you can step up the goal as you become accustomed to the benefits
and routine of your workout. As you begin to gain energy from a sustained workout regime you may be motivated to
start saving for your new health club membership, or cut back on something else so you can join soon. Your increased
energy will also help you to be more productive so time becomes less of an issue.
Build on your smaller goals rather than fail at the overly ambitious goals. This way you will be more inclined to create
ongoing change and improve your life!
Marla Tabaka is an entrepreneurial coach who inspires entrepreneurs around the world to attain what she calls, The Million-Dollar Mindset. As
a result, many of her clients have achieved – even surpassed – the million dollar mark in annual revenues and are living the life of their dreams.
In addition to running a thriving practice, Marla is a columnist for Inc. Magazine on-line, and hosts two international on-line radio shows, The
Million Dollar Mindset and Million Dollar Mindset Tapping. Marla wrote this feature article exclusively for Debbie May.com (http://www.debbiemay.com/), an organization dedicated to helping small businesses succeed. If you would like to consult with Marla to learn how she can help
you grow your business and better your life, contact her at [email protected]
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Business Articles
3 New Years’ Resolutions That
Will Transform Your Business in 2013
The New Year isn’t just about making resolutions in your personal life; it presents
a prime opportunity to focus on simple goals that will streamline the way your
business functions for the entire year. Here are three simple New Years’ Resolutions
guaranteed to transform your business.
1.
Get your financial house in order.
As if striking the balance between parenting and professional obligations doesn’t
keep you busy enough, work at home moms are faced with a whole new set of
entrepreneurial challenges that life before self-employment didn’t necessarily entail,
including the legal and financial obligations of owning your own business. Though you may operate your business
from the comforts of home, it is in your best interest to keep your personal and professional finances as separate as
possible. Set a goal to get your businesses’ financial house in order by completing the following steps before the
end of February: Apply for an EIN online with the Internal Revenue Service, complete the necessary paperwork
to register your business appropriately as either a limited liability corporation (specific laws and fees will depend
on the state you operate in) or S corporation (if you qualify), to further protect your personal assets. If you haven’t
established a business checking account, or started to form a unique credit history for your business, now’s the time.
Likewise If you haven’t yet established a retirement account intended for business owners, whether its a self-employed
401k, SEP-IRA or SIMPLE. Once you’ve checked those items off of your list, set a goal to educate yourself on the
more complex aspects of running a business, like securing necessary insurance coverage (like short term disability),
and learning how to properly plan for quarterly tax payments, to maximize small business tax breaks.
2. Plan for growth.
Of course you want your business to grow, but do you have a plan in place for how? Start the year by examining
your current sources of revenue, and focusing on what you can do to work smarter, instead of harder. Are there
additional decision-makers at one your current clients that you haven’t reached out to, but might have a budget for
your products or service? Are there high-traffic trade shows that you know are a prime source for networking in your
industry but you’ve put off attending in the past? Maybe there are few clients that you’re ready to sever ties with,
due to a lack of profitability. Make a plan that details exactly the steps you’ll take to move forward in business this
year, and set benchmarks you’ll need to hit at the end of each month in order keep yourself focused, on track, and
accountable—even when your “New Year’s Resolution” zest starts to wane.
3. Invest in yourself.
Business investments don’t relate only to money; it’s just as important to dedicate the time required to grow your own
knowledge. When you’re self-employed and working from home, distractions abound, and you may struggle to keep
the business you have built afloat, let alone introducing more complexity by learning new skills or changing your
processes. But, reactionary patterns hold you back from realizing your professional potential, and can eventually lead
to burn out. Kick the new year off by identifying at least one business tactic that you know you’re currently lacking in,
and commit to investing the time needed to learn how to use it, to fuel growth. The goal can be anything you know
will benefit your business including becoming more web savvy, researching tools to simplify your order tracking and
inventory management, streamlining how you ship and assemble products, brushing up on digital photography skills
to better present your products, learning how to improve your billing, or mastering Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or
Pinterest.
Stephanie Taylor Christensen is a former financial services marketer turned stay at home working mom, yoga instructor and
freelance writer covering personal finance, small business,consumer issues, work-life balance and health/wellness topics for
ForbesWoman, Minyanville , SheKnows , Mint , Intuit Small Business, Investopedia and several other online properties. She is also the
founder of Wellness On Less and Om for Mom prenatal yoga. Stephanie wrote this feature article exclusively for Debbie May.com (www.
DebbieMay.com), an organization dedicated to helping small businesses succeed.
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Business Articles
Raising Capital
The majority of small business failures are caused by insufficient capital. This article
is focused on two concepts. First, it will provide various alternatives for raising
capital. Second, it will highlight steps to reduce the need for outside capital.
To raise capital, you’ll need a solid business plan that describes your business
and provides complete financial information. Without such a plan, it’s virtually
impossible to secure bank loans or other investors. If you lack the expertise to
prepare the plan, hire someone who does. It will definitely be worth it in the long
run.
METHODS FOR RAISING CAPITAL
1. Personal assets
Many businesses start with a self-infusion of money because they can’t obtain outside financing. It may come from
savings or selling assets such as stocks, bonds, real estate, or personal property. Another option is to refinance your
house or establish a home equity line of credit. You may also be able to borrow against the cash value of a whole
life insurance policy. Be aware of the risks of all of these approaches before considering them.
2. Friends and family
This is a common way to get financing but it’s loaded with risks. If your business fails, your friends and family will
likely lose most or all of their investment. Are they prepared for that possibility, and are you prepared for the
consequences? Since you don’t want them telling you how to run your business, you’re better off taking debt rather
than giving them equity. If you go this route, disclose all the risks and have everyone sign a promissory note. Strictly
follow accepted professional standards when structuring and documenting all such loans.
3. Credit cards
We’ve all the heard the stories of millionaires who started their companies with a cash advance from their credit
card. What we don’t always hear about are the thousands who have gone bankrupt by running up debts they could
never repay. The finance charges on cash advances are oppressive and will grow exponentially if you only make the
minimum payments. This is a high-risk approach that could easily sink your company if you can’t generate enough
cash to quickly pay off the advance.
4. 401(k)
If you’re still employed have an existing 401(k), you may have the option of taking a loan against it and paying
yourself the principal and interest. Premature withdrawals are subject to penalties and taxation. However, it’s
possible to structure a transaction whereby your 401(k) from a previous job invests in your company by buying an
equity stake. If you’re willing to risk your retirement savings in your business, you’ll need professional help to set up
a tax-free investment that maintains your control over the business. The team should include an attorney, accountant,
valuation specialist, and brokerage firm.
5. Traditional bank loan
It pays to have an established relationship with a local bank. If you’re known and trusted, that goes a long way
toward getting you money. In addition to your business plan, they’ll evaluate your character, collateral, and capacity
to repay the loan. They typically offer intermediate or long-term loans with a set maturity date, fixed interest rates,
and a monthly repayment schedule.
6. Small Business Administration
An SBA-backed loan guarantees as much as 80 percent of the principal. The loans are targeted toward small
businesses that can make payments from cash flows but may not otherwise qualify for a traditional bank loan. This
is usually due to a lack of collateral or the need to extend the repayment period and lower the monthly payments.
The SBA-developed Microloan program is targeted to businesses with relatively small capital requirements. It’s
administered by 170 nonprofit organizations around the country which act as loan intermediaries. Business plans are
not always required, and personal tax returns are often substituted for financial statements for startups.
The SBA also licenses the Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC) and Specialized Small Business Investment
Companies (SSBIC). They have their own private capital and focus on entrepreneurs who have been denied the
opportunity to own a business because of economic or social barriers.
(cont’d)
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(Raising Capital Article cont’d)
7. Community Development Financial Institutions
CDFIs make loans to businesses that are typically “unbankable” in locales needing
economic development. If your company can’t meet traditional loan standards
due to insufficient collateral or past credit problems, many communities have funds
available to lend if you can demonstrate job creation and commitment to the
community.
8. Privately-guaranteed loan
This is an option for startups that are having difficulty obtaining a traditional bank
loan. It’s similar to a loan backed by the SBA except that it’s guaranteed by a
private entity or individual. The loan comes from a commercial bank and the
guarantee period is usually one year. At that point, the original loan is either paid
off with new capital or a follow-on loan is created based on the current business fundamentals. This approach allows
you to maintain control over your company without surrendering equity.
9. Royalty financing
This is an advance against expected sales of services or products in exchange for a percentage of the sales. Unlike
a loan, this arrangement gives the investor a defined stake in the product. It’s most often used where the product has
high margins and easily marketable demand.
There are no scheduled payments and the advance doesn’t show up as debt on your balance sheet. It’s a contingent
liability that may or may not ever happen. Although you’re giving up a share of your expected profits, you still own
100% of your business.
10. Angel investors
Angel investors are individuals who invest in high-growth companies that are willing to relinquish some control and
ownership. This can be expensive because these investors may want a significant share of equity to compensate
for their risk. Some may also want a retainer as a management consultant. Most will also want an exit strategy
that allows them to cash out their investment at some point, either through a buyout or public offering. To find
prospective angel investors, contact the chamber of commerce, SBA, commercial banks, business attorneys, or your
state economic development agency.
11. Online funding
There are many websites featuring “crowd-funding” that offer two basic models for raising financing. “All or Nothing”
has a defined collection time period. Once the period has expired, pledged money is only collected from contributors
if the original monetary goal is met. “Keep it All” awards all money collected to the entrepreneur regardless of the
goal. Many entrepreneurs are now using these approaches to raise capital from investors around the world.
REDUCING CAPITAL NEEDS
Keep your capital requirements to a minimum by eliminating capital purchases as much as possible. In addition to
saving you money upfront, this also limits your risk while you’re trying to build your business.
Wherever possible, lease or rent what you need. This includes workspace, equipment, tools, and vehicles. If things
don’t work out, you can terminate the agreements and limit your losses. Carefully control your inventory to minimize
the cost of storage and insurance.
SUMMARY
Financing options for large businesses include institutional venture capital, initial public offerings, asset-based loans
and reverse mergers. These are time-consuming and require specialized assistance from finance professionals.
This article only scratches the surface of different approaches you might consider. Since all businesses are unique,
do your own research or consult a financial advisor before committing yourself. It’s critical that you understand the
risks, total cost, and tax implications of any approach you take.
Geoffrey Michael (www.geoffreymichael.pro) is a freelance writer specializing in business, marketing, personal finance, law, science,
aviation, sports, entertainment, travel, and political analysis. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and is also licensed to
practice law in California and New Hampshire. Geoffrey wrote this feature article exclusively for DebbieMay.com, an organization dedicated
to helping small businesses succeed.
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Naturally Minded Article
De-Odorizing Skincare
The holidays bring out our love and thankfulness for each other, as well as the desire
to look and smell our best. It’s a great time to pamper ourselves and commit to treating
our bodies and skin to healthy nurturing ingredients. The resolutions of a new year
often lead consumers to simplify and detoxify their lives and beauty routines. One
natural way to clean up that routine is by going odorless with skincare products.
Fragrance is the most common cause of allergic skin reactions to cosmetics. While the
terms “unscented” and “fragrance-free” are used somewhat interchangeably, they
are not at all the same. “Unscented” means that fragrance additives have not been
added to the product. “Fragrance-free” implies that the product has no odor. However,
even if the product has no scent or odor, it can still contain masking or deodorizing
compounds that serve solely to block the odor of other ingredients in the formula.
Fragrance-free skin care products are in demand because of fragrance allergies. According to the American Academy of
Dermatology (AAD), fragrances are the leading cause of cosmetic contact dermatitis which is a health condition affecting
more than 2 million people today. [1]
The term “fragrance-free” describes a product that does not contain additional fragrances or any substances designed
to mask the underlying natural odor of the product. This definition should be simple. However, a number of products with
“fragrance-free” on the label actually contain artificial or natural fragrances or masking compounds, sometimes without
a disclosure in the ingredients list. Currently, “fragrance-free” has no legal definition and means nothing more than a
product has no perceptible odor.
It may seem that “natural” fragrance compounds and essential oils would be a feasible replacement for lab-created
scents. In addition to smelling good, many essential oils and natural aroma compounds have a positive effect on our
mental health and well-being. It is important, however, to understand that consumers are just as likely to have an allergic
reaction to a natural compound as they are to one that is synthetic. A small proportion of people experience skin
irritation, allergic reactions, or cross-sensitivity to essential oils. Cross-sensitivity is the potential for an allergic reaction to
similar substances (for example, if you are allergic to ragweed, you might also be allergic to chamomile essential oil as
they are related plants). [2] Some experts aren’t sure if it’s the aroma compound itself that is the real issue, or if it is just
one part of a mix of chemicals (many lab-created fragrances can contain hundreds of aroma components) that causes
sensitivity. [3]
With the increase of chemical-related problems such as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity; In the United States and Canada,
an increasing number of clinics, schools, universities, churches, public buildings and meeting places, lodging, buses,
and workplaces have declared their institutions fragrance-free. [4] Most of the organizations that have implemented
fragrance-free zones or workplaces undertook the initial effort as a response to either a negative incident or because of
an employee’s complaint or request for accommodation.[5]
It’s estimated that 5.72 million people in the U.S. are allergic or sensitive to fragrance. This is a huge market segment
that many formulators seem to overlook. If you aren’t already manufacturing products that exclude aroma compounds,
you could be missing the boat.
References:
http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/prevention-and-care/sensitive-skin
http://takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/aromatherapy/are-essential-oils-safe
http://www.webmd.com/allergies/features/fragrance-allergies-a-sensory-assault
http://www.access-board.gov/about/policies/fragrance.htm
http://www.aabri.com/manuscripts/09244.pdf
Allison B. Kontur is an inventive scientist and educator specializing in natural cosmetic formulation and short-run, private label skincare. Since
2005, she has worked as chief cosmetic formulator, business consultant and CEO of various skin care companies. Allison is the co-founder of
AliMar Labs, LLC, (www.alimarlabs.com ) a private label manufacturer specializing in ultra-low minimums, as well as co-founder of the Vegan
skincare line, Sydni Monique (www.sydnimonique.com).
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Industry Insider Article
Labeling Products for Retail Sale
Making the transition from creating products for personal and family use to selling your
products to others often just “happens” without any conscious thought or planning. Often
it starts out by selling “extras” to friends or at a local craft fair just clear the shelves and
recoup some costs so you can make more products. When people love your products and
will pay for them, it can quickly evolve into making products specifically to sell and finding
ways to sell them. For many, moving from “hobby” to “business” isn’t so much of a leap
as a gradual slide.
Whether you end up in the business of selling your products with forethought and business
plans or you just happened to slide into it, once you start selling your products, you’re
in a whole new ball game. With it comes a new set of rules; you’ve entered the realm
of governmental regulation and requirements. Along with all the standard business
requirements (business registrations, accounting, sales tax, licenses, etc.), products for retail
sale have very specific regulations covering how they must be labeled.
CONSUMER PRODUCTS FOR RETAIL SALE
The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) is the basis for labeling requirements for nearly all consumer commodities (things
that are consumed or expended in the household). Its purpose is to “facilitate value comparisons and to prevent unfair
or deceptive packaging and labeling.” From the FPLA, the Food and Drug Administration issued regulations covering the
labeling of foods, drugs and cosmetics and the Federal Trade Commission issued regulations covering other consumer
commodities.
REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE PRODUCT IS, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS REQUIRED ON EVERY LABEL:
• On the FRONT of the package (where the consumer would see it when viewing the product on a shelf or in a display):
• Identity: A statement identifying what the product is (e.g. soap, lotion, cream, candle, potpourri, bath fizzie, etc.).
• Net Quantity of Contents: The amount of actual product in the package (without the weight of the package or
container). It must be in both the inch/pound system (ounces, pounds) and metric system (grams, liters). For fluid
products it must be in terms of volume (fluid ounces, quarts, milliliters, liters) and for solid products it must be in terms
of weight (ounces, pounds, grams, kilograms). It must be parallel to the bottom of the product, in the bottom 1/3 of
the front and in bold text. For most soap or body care products, the text size must be 1/8” high (based on the size of
a lower case letter).
• On the BACK, SIDE or BOTTOM of the package:
• Name and Place of Business: The legal name of the business (as registered with your state or your personal name, if
no business name is registered) and the street address (actual street address, not a PO Box), city, state and zip code.
The name and place of business can be that of the manufacturer, distributor or packager. The street address may be
omitted if the business name is listed in a print phone book or city directory.
INGREDIENT DECLARATION ON COSMETIC LABELS
Cosmetics are defined as products that are “applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness
or altering the appearance.” Cosmetics include lotions, creams, bath melts, bubble bath, scrubs, cream soap, bath fizzies,
lotion bars, perfume, lip products, body butters, lotion candles, etc. Note that candles and room scent products, which are
not applied to the body, are not considered cosmetics. Soap is a cosmetic if cosmetic claims are made (other than cleansing)
OR if it isn’t made primarily of fats/oils, lye and water (e.g. it contains detergents).
• Ingredient Declaration: Cosmetic products require that the ingredients are declared on the package (not on the front, but
on some other surface of the package). The ingredients should be in “descending order of predominance,” which means
that the highest percentage ingredient goes first, then the second highest, etc. Ingredients that are in the product at less
than 1% can be listed in any order after all the other ingredients that are 1% or more.
When you’ve made the transition to selling your products, nothing is more exciting than the first sale. There’s a reason why
businesses often frame that first dollar – it’s a sign that the leap (or slide) is made and you’re actually in business.
Labeling your products correctly is part of staying in business. Yes, it’s part of following the rules and regulations, but it also
– and maybe more importantly – provides your customers with the information they need and expect in order to make an
informed decision to buy your product. When your customers trust you and your products, they will return to buy again and
again.
Marie Gale (www.mariegale.com) is the author of Soap and Cosmetic Labeling; How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English
and Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters. She has been actively involved in the handcrafted soap and cosmetic
industry for over 10 years and is Past President (2004-2009) of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild (www.soapguild.org).
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WSP News: Featured Products!
Fragrances
Valentine’s Day Inspired Products!
Crafter’s Choice™
English Tea Rose
Fragrance Oil 145
Crafter’s Choice™
Rose Garden
Fragrance Oil 211
Crafter’s Choice™
Rose Water
Essential Hydrosol
Tube Mold: Hearts (Assorted)
Silicone Mold 090
Crafter’s Choice™ Heart Guest - GLOSSY
Silicone Mold 1612
Crafter’s Choice™ Tube Mold:
Hearts & Lips Mini
Silicone Mold 1901
Heart Mold
Silicone Mold
Crafter’s Choice™
Carmine Red
Mica Powder
Crafter’s Choice™
Neon Tutti Frutti
Soap Color Bar
Crafter’s Choice™
Bath Bomb Red
Powder Color
Crafter’s Choice™
Stained Glass Santa
Red Liquid Color
Valentine Ducks
Soap Making Kit
Valentine Kiss Me
Frogs Soap
Making Kit
Valentine Mini
Ducks Soap
Making Kit
Champagne Kisses
Body Wash Kit
Organza Bag Pink (6.5” x 5”)
Crinkled Paper Filler Pink (Light)
Lip Tube Round Top Bright Pink
24/410 Metallic
Pink Sprayer (Surplus)
Packaging
Kits
Dyes
Molds
Crafter’s Choice™
Victorian Rose
Fragrance Oil 483
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Industry Trends: Fashion Color Report Spring 2013
Fashion Color Report Spring 2013
Pantone released the fashion color report in December 2012. These reports forecast color trends for fashion
and design throughout the year. Check out below to see the hot colors for Spring 2013! They’ve already
influenced the top names in fashion - do any of these spark your interest for your 2013 products?
Dusk
Blue
Monaco
Blue
Grayed
Jade
Lemon
Zest
Nectarine
designer:
Charlotte Ronson
Tender
Shoots
Poppy
Red
African
Violet
Linen
designer:
Pamela Roland
Emerald
Color of the Year 2013!
designer:
Ella Moss
Recreate these colors with these dyes from Wholesale Supplies Plus listed below!
Be inspired to create products that’ll keep you up to date with the fashion colors for 2013!
Crafter’s Choice
Stained Glass Lemon
Yellow Powder Color
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Crafter’s Choice
Stained Glass Ocean
Blue Liquid Color
Crafter’s Choice
Green Oil Locking
Mica Shimmer
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Crafter’s Choice
Candle Color Dye
Block - Red
Crafter’s Choice
Stained Glass Violet
Purple Soap Color Bar
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Retail Trends: Valentine
Valentine Trends for 2013
Need a little Valentine inspiration from retail? Well take a look at what is trending this year for this
popular and profitable holiday!
French Romance
Paris Amour
Mini Gift Set
www.bathandbodyworks.com
All of My Heart
French Milled
Baby Soap
www.noodleandboo.com
Eiffel Tower
Bubble Bath
www.pier1.com
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Spa & Relaxation
Superior California
Groves Spa Set
www.redenvelope.com
Origins Stress
Diffusing Candle
www.macys.com
Invigorating
Spa Scrub
www.bathandbodyworks.com
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Decadence
Fluffy Pink Candy
Soy Wax Candle
www.etsy.com/shop/longleafsoap
Chocolate Ganache
Soap Bar
www.etsy.com/shop/thenaturaldiva
Double Choc
Lip Tint
www.lush.com
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‘Pin the Code’ pins. On the pins is a discount
and coupon code. Use the coupon code to get
the discount and save.
There are nine pins posted that correspond to the kits
we feature in this month’s Handmade. Make sure to
search all of the boards to get a discount on all of
these kits! Pinterest.com/WSPNews
How to Play
1. Search WSP Pinterest boards.
2. Find our “Pin the Code” pins.
3. View the WSP coupon pin.
4. Click on the pin.
5. Add the item to your cart.
6. Use our ‘Pin the Code’ coupon at
checkout and SAVE!
Only one code per kit per order
can be used. Multiple kits can be
purchased with their respective
code in one order as long as they
are different.
Pin codes are added to Pinterest
monthly and expire at the end of
the month.
Look for pins
like this!
How to Play
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Create a new board on your own Pinterest Account.
Title your board WSP Handmade Valentine 2013
Pin products, kits, or recipes featured on WSP’s Pinterest boards.
You can also REPIN products, kits, or recipes featured on WSP’s
Pinterest boards.
5. Pin 10 additional Valentine themed crafty pins onto this board.
6. Into each pin description, type these hashtags to be eligible.
#WSPHandmade
#SoapMaking
7. We’ll pick & contact a winner at the end of the month that best
matches our theme.
Additional Pinterest Contests Coming Soon...
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WSP News: Contest Winners
Featured Facebook Friends from December
Aisha Lynn Al-Nizar
from Soaps by Sami
Woodstock, GA
Holly Port
Heather Blake
Wadsworth, OH
from Lotion Bar Cafe
Colorado Springs, CO
Candice Mangum
from WeeEssentials
Gladeville, TN
WSP Featured Facebook Friends receive a $25 WSP Rebate for being our friend on Facebook.
We have a new winner each week - ‘Like’ us on Facebook today to win!
http://www.facebook.com/WholesaleSuppliesPlus
Handmade Board of the Month Winner from December
Linda Bond from Ringoes, NJ!
December’s winner of our Handmade Board of the Month
is! Their board was a great mix of WSP products and what
the Holidays mean to her from WSP’s Holiday Inspired
Soap Creations to some great DIY hair/skin treatments to
some yummy Holiday treats!
Wanna play in January?
Click here to find out how!
Click here to see the winning board and get an idea of
how to participate in January!
Show & Tell Contest Winners for January
Autumn Burgess from
Skin Sweets & Body Treats
Rhonda Anderson from
Hydriad Soap
Leah Hampshire from
Skin Soap Company
Neapolitan Ice Cream Soap
Peppermint Twist Lip Balm
Valentine’s Day CP Soap
“...made with your [WSP] basic melt and pour
soap [bases] and the foaming bath whip.”
- Autumn Burgess
•Lip tubes and caps
•Peppermint Essential oil
•Spearmint Essential oil
•Crafter’s Choice Sweet almond oil
•Crafter’s Choice caster oil
•Crafter’s Choice beeswax and Candellila wax
•Crafter’s Choice Illipe Butter
•Crafter’s Choice Bath Bomb red powder color
•Oils - Olive, Palm, Coconut, Castor, Sweet
Almond
•Pink kaolin clay
•White titanium dioxide
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